This book provides teachers with a four-phase lesson planning framework and numerous teaching strategies to build higher-level thinking skills and increase student learning in extended class periods.

Engage the Learner

Engage the learner

Tell me and I forget. Show me and I remember. Involve me and I understand.


The Third Phase: Engagement

In the previous chapter, the second phase of the lesson plan format, Enlighten the Learner was discussed. This phase provided a variety of strategies that enable students to smoothly move into the third phase of an effective lesson for learning in the block, Engage the Learner. The Engage the Learner phase lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes; is grounded in the facets of a brain-compatible classroom as outlined by Williams and Dunn (2008) and discussed in Chapter 2, specifically facets 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9; and focuses on how students analyze, synthesize, categorize, and thus process the information they ...

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